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Cassandra Cavanaugh trained as a psychotherapist at New York University’s School of Social Work.  She has worked with children and families coping with traumatic stress, and with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues as well as bipolar and personality disorders.   Her work with individuals and families draws from multiple psychotherapeutic traditions to aid in navigating the balance between acceptance and change.  She has been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A), and in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE, developed at Yale University) to treat anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, as well as in young people launching into adulthood. 


After careers in human rights research, international philanthropy and as a college history professor, the struggles of her students and colleagues inspired Cassandra to become a psychotherapist.  Before her social work studies, she earned a PhD in history at Columbia University, an MA in International Relations at Yale University, and a BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington.  She and her husband are raising four teenagers in New York. 

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